Jaguars news: Shorts poised for breakout year, Jags workout Beanie Wells and more

Sam Greenwood

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Jaguars Notebook: RB Beanie Wells works out for team | jacksonville.com
Although a signing was not imminent, the Jaguars continued to explore potential roster additions Thursday by working out free agent running back Beanie Wells.A first-round draft pick in 2009 by the Arizona Cardinals, Wells was released in early March with one year left on his rookie contract.Visiting with Wells should be viewed more as the Jaguars doing their homework instead of concern over the availability of Maurice Jones-Drew (still rehabilitating from foot surgery) and the lack of experience at the position. The Jaguars have six tailbacks under contract.

Breakout players: Jaguars' Shorts poised to make a name for himself - NFL - CBSSports.com
As Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts walked off the team's practice field Tuesday, another day of practice in the heat behind him, a team public relations representative asked him if he would stop to do an interview on the field. "You care if we do it after I work some more?" Shorts asked. That's who Shorts is as a player: A hard-working young receiver who has added seven pounds to this frame and is ready to show he has Pro Bowl ability.

Jaguars 2013 OTAs: Forsett working to be ready
Justin Forsett isn’t worrying about what might happen. The “mights” of his current situation, and the exact nature of his role in the immediate future, Forsett said he can’t control that. That’s why the veteran running back is doing what he is doing during Jaguars 2013 organized team activities. He’s working to continue learning the offense. He’s working to continue improving in the Jaguars’ new zone-blocking scheme.

Jags' Uche Nwaneri has modern treatment for injured knee, but goes old school in rehab | jacksonville.com
When it comes to playing hurt, Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri has that old-fashioned warrior mentality.Nwaneri suffered torn knee cartilage in practice the week before the opening game last season and also dealt with a torn meniscus, but he started the first 15 games. He played every snap in 12 of them, before being forced out with a concussion in the next to last game of the year.Of playing on an ailing knee, Nwaneri said. “It was one of those injuries where it wasn’t going to get any worse, but it wasn’t going to get any better.”

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